2023 / Tania Mara Bothelo
Review by Kathy Parsons
Bliss is the third full-length album released by Anaya Music in 2023. An award-winning composer and musician, author, film-maker and so much more, Anaya Music layers keyboards, synths, flutes, voices and other ethereal sounds to create her deeply-spiritual music. Expressing messages of love and universal unification, the sixteen tracks on the album are all very ambient and peaceful, inviting the listener to bask in the healing sounds of the music while contemplating its meaning and message. Each peace flows very smoothly and organically and the music often feels spontaneous and freely-improvised. There is a video on YouTube that illustrates much of what the music is "about," adding more depth and understanding to the music.
Quoting the promotional materials for the album:
"Bliss is about humanization, compassion and love that starts within yourself, and when this is achieved, you live in the divine Blessing of the universe and leave the Matrix.
"Krishna consciousness coming out of the matrix is full liberation.
"The fast-paced world of wars and people drowning in the waters of desires and emotions must now cease.
"A new beam of solar photons shines on all this and Arjuna returns to Krishna's side. People are transformed, humanized and the sea of wars is also transformed.
"Cities renewed by love, by compassion bring much peace and all beings with their translucent bodies in the evolution of crystalline DNA, the GNA and crystalline consciousness enter in abundance, Bliss and happiness reigns.
"Humans and other races begin to live together as benevolent beings of love.
"Compassion and transcendence are more than desirable qualities for human evolution.
"Most do not look or notice the other. Can't see the other.
"And in order for there to be compassion and generosity, most end up being blind to themselves, society and their own evolution.
"And the only thing you take away from here is the love you feel and the awareness of the light you have developed and achieved.
"We are infinite and eternal consciousness - always shining."
I have to admit that I don't completely understand some of that, but messages of love, peace and compassion flow through every note, soothing the mind and reminding us to "breathe" while allowing the music to take us out of our crazy world to a place of calming warmth and ethereal bliss - at least for a little while.
Bliss is available from Amazon, Apple Music/iTunes, and various streaming platforms including Spotify. Check it out!
January 29, 2024